Date: 11/11/17 7:30 am From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Brief Gillson Lake Watch, 11-Nov
I had 90 minutes to kill between my son's swim team practice drop off and pick up times, so I decided to do a lakewatch at Gillson in Willmette, Cook. The winds are from the south. Not many ducks were moving apart from Red-breasted Mergansers. Nevertheless, I had a nice little loon flight. My lakewatch ended at 8:30AM with a juvenile Red-throated Loon fishing in the surf close to the main beach by the concession stand.
13 species (+2 other taxa) 10 Greater/Lesser Scaup 1 Surf/Black Scoter 1 Long-tailed Duck 7 Bufflehead 8 Common Goldeneye 225 Red-breasted Merganser 2 Red-throated Loon 11 Common Loon 1 Horned Grebe 31 Ring-billed Gull 3 Herring Gull (American) 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Blue Jay 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (is (Myrtle) 1 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)